Zoological Specialist - Dolphin

SeaWorld San Diego

Zoological Specialist - Dolphin PT

Are you passionate about fostering the human-animal bond? Are you committed to the humane and responsible treatment of animals? Do you want to share the incredible qualities and potential of animals with the world? We’ve got the perfect opportunity for you!

What you get to do:
As a Zoological Specialist - Dolphin, you will perform daily husbandry tasks, including administering vitamins and medications as directed, preparing food, and maintaining a safe and sanitary working area for all animal habitats. You will also help ensure guest, personal, and animal safety through diligent observation and response to any and all behavioral precursors of potentially harmful behavior
by both animals and people. You will:
• Observe animals and report any abnormalities to supervisor and team
• Maintain all animal records and equipment
• Ensure working environment follows established guidelines and safety procedures
• Consistently display consideration, tolerance, cooperation, open communication, and reliability
• Support education and general public shows in order to develop speaking skills and stage presence
• Proactively engage with guests and respond to guest inquiries
• Help prepare educational aspects of shows
• Serve as secondary animal person and safety spotter when needed
• Act as primary trainer when approved and as directed by leadership
• Work with animals on basic behavior and behavioral modification techniques under supervision
• Represent company in public relations or media situations/events
• Perform primary roles as assigned by area leadership
• Engage in and execute all aspects of guest interaction programs
• Work with animals using behavioral modification techniques as instructed
• Deliver department seminars
• Lead education and general public shows, and guest interaction programs
• Be proficient in application of behavioral modification techniques used at SeaWorld. This includes developing and implementing new behavior; training naïve animals with supervision; training behavior to completion with supervision; proactively maintaining conditioned behavior, and forming relationships with animals

What it takes to succeed:
• At least 18 years of age
• High school diploma (College Degree Preferred)
• Minimum of 2-4 years of animal training or animal husbandry experience in a marine mammal, zoological, or
aviculture professional setting.
• College background in psychology, zoology or biology preferred
• Open Water SCUBA certified
• Ability to pass pre-employment and post-employment swim tests and diving physicals
• Familiar with the principles of Operant Conditioning, specifically the application of positive reinforcement
training preferred
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Basic math abilities
• Ability to frequently lift, pull, and push 50 pounds
• Ability to stand, walk, and work for prolonged periods of time in extreme weather
• Scheduling flexibility
• Ability to attain CPR certification
• Ability to complete all legal, company, and department training requirements
•Cetacea, pinniped, and mustelidae experience preferred

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as
well as:
• FREE park admission
• Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
• Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with
an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

More Information

SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, CA


Full Time Hourly


9/30/2022 11:59 PM ET